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Biker fined for speed camera glover-up

Uneasy rider: Robert
Went is pictured
reaching down to
cover his rear plates
PICTURE: BEN LACK

A BIKER was caught on camera trying to cover his number plate after being clocked at nearly 90mph, a court heard.

Robert Went faced court after a police crackdown on motorcyclists trying to outwit speed cameras.

Police said Went, 43, from Bolton, Lancashire, triggered a camera at 86mph in a 60mph zone last June near Settle, in North Yorkshire. The speed was measured by a police van but as he neared it, he used his gloved left hand to cover up his registration plate, Bradford crown court heard.

When tracked down, Went said he knew he had been caught speeding so had deliberately covered his plate. Went, who admitted perverting the course of justice, was fined £2,285 and ordered to do 240 hours of supervised work.

Outside court, traffic constable Andrew Forth said: ‘This is the third motorcyclist successfully prosecuted by the force for this type of offence. This is on the increase but it will not be tolerated.’